Word reaching the Siya crew is that the appeal case against Mpumalanga Black Aces Mabhudi Khenyeza has been postponed again.
As previously reported by the Siya crew, Khenyeza was set to appear before the arbitrator, Advocate Terry Motau, today but now word is that the case has been postponed until January next year.
The postponement comes as Khenyeza is sidelined with a moderate severe knee injury, however, it means the hearing will therefore come some five months after the PSL referred the matter to arbitration on August 29.
The former Mamelodi Sundowns striker was handed a 12-month ban by the PSL Disciplinary Committee after he was found guilty of spitting at assistant referee Zakhele Siwela during a match between Ajax Cape Town and Mamelodi Sundowns in April.
He appealed his ban and the Safa Appeals Board subsequently reduced his ban to a R50 000 fine, with R25 000 suspended for 12 months. The PSL then decided to appeal the ruling.
The hearing was due to take place today (December 13, 2013), but although no official statement has come forward from the League, SAFA has confirmed that the matter will now only be heard in the middle of January, with no specific date confirmed yet.
Aces’ Media Liaison Officer, Gordon Masondo, confirmed that the new date for the arbitration to sit again has not been forwarded to the club.
"But the club will accept whatever decision that is taken as it will be final and binding," said Masondo.